Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies tracked down a suspect Sunday in the armed robbery of a man on Hardie Lane near Fort Walton Beach.
The 64-year old victim says a man approached him and asked him if he wanted to buy drugs and he refused. He says the individual then pulled out a handgun and told him to hand over his bag, which contained a cell phone, jewelry box with a photo of Marilyn Monroe on it, a cross, debit card, and cash.
He described the robber as a short-haired, muscular black male with tattoos across his collar bone. He says the man did not have on a shirt but was wearing black nylon pants.
Deputies canvassing the area where able to get information that someone matching that description had been spotted riding around on a black bicycle. They found a black bike left next to a trash can at 24 Hardie Lane and then discovered 33-year old Alvin Williams nearby. The victim identified Williams as the person who robbed him. Deputies also found a weapon matching the description of the handgun used in the crime.
Williams is charged with armed robbery and petty theft.